REFERENDUM ON AMENDMENT TO INDIAN GAMING COMPACT. A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a law that: Ratifies amendment to existing gaming compact between the state and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians; amendment would permit tribe to operate 3,000 additional slot machines; Omits certain projects from scope of California Environmental Quality Act; amendment provides for Tribal Environmental Impact Report and intergovernmental procedure to address environmental impact; Revenue paid by tribe to be deposited in General Fund; tribe would make $23,400,000 annual payment and pay percentage of revenue generated from the additional slot machines to the state. SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT: Net increase in annual state government revenues probably in the tens of millions of dollars, growing over time through 2030. For local governments in Riverside County, potential net increase of revenues due to economic growth and potential increased payments from the tribe to offset higher costs.
Popular Vote Results
GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER; JACK O'CONNELL, California Superintendent of Public Instruction; CHIEF GENE GANTT, Legislative Director, California Fire Chiefs Association
MARTY HITTELMAN, President, California Federation of Teachers; JOHN A. GOMEZ, JR., President, American Indian Rights and Resources Organization; LENNY GOLDBERG, Executive Director, California Tax Reform Association
Rebuttal Against Author
LINDA ADAMS, Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency; CHIEF GENE GANTT, Legislative Director, California Fire Chiefs Association; ALAN WAYNE BARCELONA, President, California Statewide Law Enforcement Association
Referendum on Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact. California Proposition 97 (2008).